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Homemade Ricotta Recipe

There are only three ingredients in this easy ricotta recipe. It's a great alternative to store-bought ricotta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cheese
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Laura


  • 1 quart whole milk do not use ultra-pasteurized
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste


  • Line a colander with cheesecloth and set aside.
  • Pour the milk into a saucepan. Add the salt to taste. Heat the milk over medium heat until 180 degrees F.
  • Add the lemon juice or vinegar and stir gently to combine. Allow the curds to form (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • Use a slotted spoon to gently remove the curds and place them in the cheesecloth lined colander.
  • Allow to drain for 20-60 minutes, until your desired consistency is reached.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 208mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg